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by the chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. we come to the end of the week where we have given thanks for the heroism of the brave men who served as code talkers during the world wars. they answered the call to service of their nation at a time of great danger and we are grateful to them. now we approach a week during which all americans will gather o remember who we are, a nation generously blessed not only by you, our god, but by courageous ancestors, faithful allies and the best good wishes of people everywhere who long for freedom. he difficult work of participative government and bless the members of this assembly and us all that we would be worthy of the call we have been given as americans. help us all to be truly thankful and appropriately generous in our response. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory. men. mr. faleomavaega: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair has
weather worse and costing us in lives and dollars. last week the typhoon, the strongest storm to make landfall in recorded history, struck the philippines with sustained winds of almost 200 miles per hour and thousands reported dead and missing. sandy, irene, katrina, wildfires, floods, droughts. if you flip a coin 20 times, it's possible that an honest coin will land on heads every time, but you should start to suspect that there's something wrong with that coin. sure, the recent extreme weather events might be coincidence, but as superstorms continue again and again, you should suspect that something is wrong with our climate. we should begin fissioning our broken world, not pretending that all is well. his week markets the climate for numb warsaw where members from over 190 nations will be discussing climate change and how the world should be responding. for international climate negotiations to succeed, the u.s. should take the lead. and leading internationally will require us to start here at home. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chai
of their trust in us. as my friend, kirk johnson, eloquently stated in his book "to be a friend is fatal: the fight to save iraqis america left behind." for seven years it's been a battle to have the united states honor its obligations to those who put their trust in us when they helped us. as the united states has withdrawn from iraq and is winding down in afghanistan, people with very long memories are searching out, hunting down and killing people they regarded as traitors because they helped american as interpreters, as guides, as drivers. we have seen some bright spots. one was where the program we fought so hard to establish was going to expire september 30 at the height of the government shutdown. in a reaffirmation of our ability to get something important done, we were able on a bipartisan basis to secure unanimous consent to keep the special immigrant visa program alive at least through the end of the year so we can work the problems out. another bright spot for me was being able to be at national airport a couple weeks ago late at night watching janice, the afghan interpreter
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